Happy Halloween everyone! Over the past week, we have been honored to review the entire October “Toby” Daye series by Seanan McGuire. With each review, we have given away a copy of the book that has been reviewed. If you have missed a day of the review/giveaway. I have linked to all the giveaways and reviews below the Character Spotlight of October Daye! Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a signed Seanan McGuire map from the series! Enter here.
NAME: October Daye
AGE: 70 something looks 20 something
Parents: Amandine and Jonathan Daye
Type of Fae: Daoine Sidhe
JOB: Cashier, PI, Knight Errant
Favorites: Coffee and Wit
October Daye is the focus of a series by the same name. Her 1st book is Rosemary and Rue, she is a spunky PI who has recently changed back from a fish. She is trying to get back on her feet again after spending 14 years as fish, she is mostly ignoring old friends and dealing with the grief of losing her human family. October is loyal and loving, also a bit of a mess up, but all in all a stand up Changeling.
As a Changeling, October is a bit of an enigma. In this fae world, Changelings as seen as nothing. They are basically expendable servants. They can’t hold rank or holdings but October is a Knight of Lost Words. She is the only Changeling that has been named a Knight. She owes her allegiance to the Duke of Shadowed Hills. October doesn’t like the way Changelings have been treated and tries to change the fae opinion of Changelings. As the story progresses, Toby learns that her heritage may not be what she has been led to believe.
Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid-back about rattlesnakes. I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and share my house with two monsters in feline form, Lilly and Alice (Siamese and Maine Coon).
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Available September 6, 2016 from DAW/Penguin
About this Book:
Politics have never been October “Toby” Daye’s strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn’t expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches.
Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the balance of modern Faerie forever, and she has been ordered to appear before a historic convocation of monarchs, hosted by Queen Windermere in the Mists and overseen by the High King and Queen themselves.
Naturally, things have barely gotten underway when the first dead body shows up. As the only changeling in attendance, Toby is already the target of suspicion and hostility. Now she needs to find a killer before they can strike again—and with the doors locked to keep the guilty from escaping, no one is safe.
As danger draws ever closer to her allies and the people she loves best, Toby will have to race against time to prevent the total political destabilization of the West Coast and to get the convocation back on track…and if she fails, the cure for elf-shot may be buried forever, along with the victims she was too slow to save.
Because there are worse fates than sleeping for a hundred years.